This post is a sequel to my previous Disney Parks Presents post, this time featuring the Haunted Mansion book.
When crypt doors creak and tombstones quake, spooks come out for a swinging wake! In this fun book, Disney’s classic attraction is celebrated with colorful illustrations and the bold lyrics of the well-known “Grim Grinning Ghosts” covering the pages. If you’re a fan of the attraction, which originally opened on August 12, 1969, this book will definitely be an enjoyable read. The art does not necessarily play into the lyrics themselves and instead loosely follows the path that the renowned Omnimovers take through the attraction. The artwork is creepy and graphic and manages to capture the perfect balance of these dual elements that Imagineers Xavier Atencio and Claude Coats tried to capture.
If you’re a fan of classic attractions, especially those in the New Orleans Square area, then you should definitely pick up this fun read. Disney Parks Presents the Haunted Mansion is a marvelous ode to a ride that has become as essential to the parks as the other attractions featured in the previous two books, Pirates of the Caribbean and It’s a Small World. Pick up all of these great children’s books to have a fun trip through the rides you know and love that remain so iconic to the Disney experience.
Chime time! What is your favorite classic Disney attraction?